PolyU's Master of Corporate Finance programme has enabled Eric Fung to catch up with the fast-changing economic environment and expand his business network. 'The course was very compact as we had to take in so much information and knowledge within such a short time. I felt like a sponge absorbing water in the process,' said Mr Fung, senior global business analyst at DuPont China. 'What I enjoyed the most in the course was the arrangement [to have] industry professionals from the stock market, corporate finance and investment banking fields come in as special lecturers. They brought us a lot of current lively market updates and information. This was very valuable experience.' Mr Fung is responsible for business analysis at DuPont China, providing financial support to business managers for decision making. He said the curriculum of the programme covered many subjects related to his work, such as investment valuation, stock market operation, risk analysis and corporate governance. 'Investment valuation is extensively covered in the course, which is of great use to me. The studies about stock market operation and corporate governance also help me a lot as we are a United States-listed company. In particular, corporate governance is important to a company's healthy development.' The programme has also provided a good networking opportunity for participating students with different backgrounds. 'Students in the fields of banking, investment, information technology, and sales and marketing have very different perspectives from those with an accounting background, including me. This can help you think out of the box.' He said he had established a stronger business network by establishing personal relationships with other students. 'When there is a need to get an update on specific markets or new rules and practices, this network can help me acquire useful information much more easily and efficiently. It really makes a difference, especially in such a highly competitive world today.' Mr Fung also enjoyed the flexibility in time allocation offered by the course to finish his study. 'While many other courses require students to commit to studying for four or five months continuously, the PolyU programme allows us to concentrate on one subject for seven weeks only every time,' he said. 'This makes it more flexible to us and helps our learning.'